The Trying to Conceive and Just Starting Out Primer

This is a "primer" created by Krista (Rudylover) and posted by Jennifer (Tigger062077). We made this as a source of information for the "newbies" who are afraid to ask a "silly question"...and for the "oldies" who have been doing this so long they've forgotten the basics.

If you want to reach us, you can reach Jennifer at and Krista at

Friday, August 12, 2005


1ww: 1 week wait

2ww: 2 Week Wait

AF: Aunt Flow (menstrual cycle)

AI:Artificial Insemination

ART: Assisted Reproductive Technology

BBT: Basal Body Temperature

BCP: Birth Control Pills

BD: Baby Dancing (love making)

BFN: Big Fat Negative (HPT result)

BFP: Big Fat Positive (HPT result)

BMS: Baby-Making Sex

BW: Bloodwork

BPT: Blood Pregnancy Test

BTW:By the Way


CB:Cycle Buddy

CD:Cycle Day

CF:Cervical Fluid

CM:Cervical Mucus

D&C:Dilation & Currettage

D&E:Dilation & Evacuation

DB:Darling /Dear Boyfriend

DD: Darling/Dear Daughter

DF: Darling/Dear Fiance

DH: Darling/Dear Husband

DP: Days Past (also Dear Partner)

DPO: Days Past Ovulation

DS: Darling/Dear Son

DW: Darling/Dear Wife

Dx: Diagnosis

E2: Estradiol

EB,EMB: Endometrial Biopsy

ED: Every Day

EOD:Every Other Day

ENDO: Endometriosis

EPT: Early Pregnancy Test

EW: Egg White Consistency

FD: Fun Dancing (when not bd'ing)

FMOD: Future Mother of the Day

FMOW: Future Mother of the Week

FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone

GCT: Glucose Challenge Test

GP: General Practitioner

GTT: Glucose Tolerance Test

HCG: human chorionic gonadotropin(Pg Hormone)

H&HHappy and Healthy

HPT: Home Pregnancy Test

HSG: Hysterosalpingogram

HTH: Hope this Helps

IF: Infertility

IUI: Intra-Uterine Insemination

IM: Intra-muscular (Injections)

IVF: In Vitro Fertilization

JMO: Just my opinion

KWIM?:Know what I mean?

KWYM: Know what you mean

LAP: Laparoscopy

LOL: Laugh out Loud

LPD: Luteal Phase Defect

MC or m/c: miscarriage

MFIF: Male Factor Infertility

N/M: No message

NP: Nurse Practitioner/no problem

O: Ovulation

OB/GYN: Obstetrician/Gynecologist

OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit

O/T:Off Topic

PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCT: Post Coital Test

PG: Pregnant

PID: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PMS: Premenstrual Syndrome

POAS: Pee on a stick

PUPO: Pregnant until Proven otherwise

RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist (Infertility Specialist)

SA: Semen Analysis

SI: Secondary Infertility

SO: Significant Other

STD: Sexually Transmitted Disease

TAB: Taking a Break

TIA: Thanks in Advance

TMI: Too much information

TRH: Thyroid-releasing Hormone

TSH: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

TTC: Trying to Conceive

US, u/s: Ultrasound

UTI: Urinary Tract Infection

WBC: White Blood Cells

Thanks to Amber (AMLedoux48) for putting together this list for us. You can reach her at for a more permanent copy if you would like.